UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by Forza_Dan24
Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 513265

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

On the subject of Fastracks, In case anyone hasn't mentioned yet, you can currently pre-book The Smiler Fastrack tickets including a time slot via the Alton Towers app for £6 :) I had the pleasure of riding The Smiler in the dark last Saturday, it was awesome! Something I noted, we were batched onto...
by Forza_Dan24
Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler over closed season 13/14
Replies: 150
Views: 31075

Re: The Smiler over closed season 13/14

I think that during the closed season, AT will take the opportunity to have a good look at the ride's flaw's. I hope that they have taken feedback and noted information regarding every technical problem the ride has had and passed this on to Gerstlauer to have a look at. From this Gerstlauer may hav...
by Forza_Dan24
Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Air Tunnel: New Lighting
Replies: 29
Views: 7178

Re: Air tunnel - New lighting??

I like this, gives the tunnel entrance a bit of atmosphere. Agreed there is more that could be done but based on the history of this I guess beggars can't be choosers.  :lol:
by Forza_Dan24
Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 513265

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

On a completely different note, The Smiler now has a technical name/ coaster style! Gerstlauer have named it the 'Infinity Coaster'. Interesting. Wonder how many more of these will be built! http://www.gerstlauer-rides.de/references/reference-list/europe/united-kingdom/the-smiler-en-US/ I couldn't ...
by Forza_Dan24
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Merchandise
Replies: 19
Views: 2989

Re: Merchandise

I have a few things(!) that I've collected over a year or two (obviously all Smiler stuff has been purchased gradually over the course of this season). AT Playing cards Oblivion Mug Oblivion Hoodie (x2) Smiler Wristband (x2) Smiler pen Smiler thermal flask Smiler USB stick Smiler iPhone case Smiler ...
by Forza_Dan24
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The sounds/smells of Alton Towers
Replies: 25
Views: 3597

Re: The sounds/smells of Alton Towers

Smells: Doughnuts!, The Sanctuary (particularly the marmalisation room, I've actually decided it's quite similar to Jasmine tea :P)
Sounds: Katanga Canyon area music, The Lord of Darkness! :D
by Forza_Dan24
Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Which UK Theme Park are you?
Replies: 28
Views: 3428

Re: Which UK Theme Park are you?

Alton Towers
by Forza_Dan24
Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: CBeebies Land
Replies: 572
Views: 79584

Re: 2014 Family Developments: General Discussion

I hope they have some sort of IP contract in place. I feel that having a kids programme, film or brand associated with an area of the park rather than individual attractions will be more appealing to families and a lot more marketable for AT as well.
by Forza_Dan24
Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Attraction you'd most like a behind the scenes tour of?
Replies: 32
Views: 6661

Re: Attraction you'd most like a behind the scenes tour of?

I quite fancy having a look behind the scenes of Duel tbh :)

Coaster wise, of course I'd like a tour of The Smiler :P (might get to find out what parts regularly give them grief ;) )
by Forza_Dan24
Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Lewis97's Signature Bar
Replies: 195
Views: 21084

Re: Lewis97's Custom Signatures

Hey Lewis, could I please have one based on The Smiler with my name (not too big) in it? Don't mind what you do with the design, go crazy :P.

Thanks in advance! :moj
by Forza_Dan24
Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 513265

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Is it not possible that the f*ns are currently deployed due to a requirement for power and an active system to be retracted? I.e. this is their "default" state in case of power failure etc.

I don't think we should read too much into it tbh, not at this stage anyway :)
by Forza_Dan24
Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 513265

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

As The Smiler is a Gersty, is it rough and headbanging like SAW-The Ride is at Thorpe Park? Does it matter where you sit or something because I really hope its not rough. Well, SAW-The Ride was only built in 2009 so it couldn't have aged that badly already to become as headbanging as it is. Is it t...
by Forza_Dan24
Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Why Is Th13teen Closed? (28-29th July)
Replies: 13
Views: 2418

Re: Why Is Th13teen Closed? (28-29th July)

When queuing for Rita yesterday I noticed a few vans parked under the lift hill (maintenance?). No action in the station or on any outdoor area of track as far as I could see although I wasn't able to see the track on the forest where the trims are. I saw an engineer pop out of the main building to ...
by Forza_Dan24
Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Staff Radio/Announcement Codes
Replies: 5
Views: 2439

Re: Staff Radio/Announcement Codes

Sounds like we need some insider info... Or sleuthing  :sus:
by Forza_Dan24
Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 513265

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Hi there. Forgive the stupid sounding question but I have a thing about rides that make you feel dizzy ( Waltzers, Teacups, Enterprise etc..) I can ride coasters no problem, Nemesis, Air even spinball whizzer but anything like the teacups etc. make me feel sick. I will be going up to the towers soo...
by Forza_Dan24
Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: woodland walk
Replies: 7
Views: 1556

Re: woodland walk

I've never been down there, always thought I might do one day but now I'm not so sure. Anti social staff and an oppressive atmosphere doesn't sound very magic to me.

Shame really  :|
by Forza_Dan24
Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 513265

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

They're really milking that inaccurate, non specific quote from Fiona Gilbert aren't they...
by Forza_Dan24
Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: If you had to, which ride would you remove?
Replies: 76
Views: 13649

Re: If you had to which ride would you have removed

I voted to remove The Flume for reasons already stated.
by Forza_Dan24
Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 513265

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

The problem as confirmed is a computer glitch and a trim. Seems fairly logical, train passes over the airtime trim just before the batwing which is incorrectly set too aggressive and scrubs too much speed off preventing the train from making it over the second batwing inversion. Trims are just evil...
by Forza_Dan24
Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Queue Times Graph
Replies: 17
Views: 4144

Re: Queue Times Graph

What a great idea imcn! Do you have plans to continue this or was it a one off?

A very warm welcome to the forum! :)
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